Give Yourself The Gift Of Dental Implants
Missing teeth is a nationwide problem. By some estimates, more than 120 million Americans are missing at least one permanent tooth, and 36 million have lost all their teeth. In addition to the embarrassment factor of trying to smile, missing teeth also cause premature wear on the remaining teeth and muscle imbalances that can lead to headaches. But with today’s modern dental implants from Dr. Scott Krosser at Millburn Dental Arts in Millburn, NJ, you can replace those missing teeth and enjoy eating again!
About Dental Implants
A dental implant is basically a very small screw made from titanium. The implant is inserted through the gum into the bone where a tooth has gone missing. The bone fuses to the implant and holds it just as firmly as one of your natural tooth roots. In fact, a dental implant functions as a tooth root, transferring the pressure of chewing to the bone. The stimulation helps keep the bone thick and strong.
And abutment connects to the implant, and the restoration – a single solid crown, a dental bridge, or a full arch of dentures – connects to the abutment. Once in place, your dental implant will look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth! In fact, many people forget which tooth or teeth have implants.
Implants don’t require modification of neighboring teeth like a traditional dental bridge. And the implant itself is extremely durable. With care, your implants should last a lifetime. That makes them a very worthwhile investment in your health and happiness.
Can You Benefit From Dental Implants?
Most people are candidates for implants. The most important consideration is the thickness and strength of the bone that will support the implant. Chewing generates enormous pressure, and the bone has to be able to handle the strain.
Since bone begins to deteriorate when a tooth is lost, careful imaging is required to determine whether yours will be up to the task. There are additional procedures such as bone grafting and a sinus lift that can allow implants to be placed if the bone needs some help.
Other considerations are the presence of active gum disease which will need to be treated and resolved before you receive implants, and poor wound healing. Both of these issues are manageable, so you shouldn’t be discouraged.
Eat The Foods You Love And Smile With Confidence
Dental implants can significantly improve the quality of your life and your enjoyment of life. Get started by scheduling a free implant consultation with Dr. Scott Krosser at Millburn Dental Arts in Millburn, NJ.
At your appointment, Dr. Krosser will perform a thorough examination and use advanced imaging to examine the state of your bone. He’ll discuss your goals with you in depth and development a treatment plan that takes into account your schedule and your finances. You should know that Millburn Dental Arts offers a wide number of payment options and many insurance plans. You may also qualify for financing through CareCredit.
Dr. Krosser can place your implants, but he typically coordinates with the most proficient implant specialists in the area. Once the implant is in place and ready to receive the restoration, he’ll create your crown or bridge in one day using our in-house CEREC milling machine.
Don’t live with missing teeth any longer. Give yourself the gift of dental implants. Schedule your free dental implant consultation by calling Millburn Dental Arts in Millburn, NJ at 973-957-1604.